At the moment, Ed makes Barrie his home. He has played on the east and west coast of Canada, worked with his new bride, Victoria Fenner, in a CBC Living Out Loud radio production “After Exile”(Begins @ 14:45), written for local newspapers, acted, sung and played Major General Stanley in Pirates of Penzance, as well as Lazar Wolf in Fiddler on the Roof. He has opened for renowned folksinger/storyteller James Keelaghan at a concert in Midland, Ontario.
He collaborated with Oliver Balaburski, conductor of Barrie’s Huronia Symphony Orchestra on a Christmas holiday project “Sadie’s Door” writing the narrative portion of this musical work, as well as writing with published author Caroline Marchi on an anthology of original poetry.
Ed has just finished working with producer Don Bray on his first CD of original songs “Small Things Shining Bright”. It’s available for download here or hard copy CD at his concerts or send him a request. He plays the “pompe” or rhythm guitar, in a local gypsy jazz combo, Huronia Hot Strings, and viola with the Huronia Symphony Orchestra
In the spaces left Edward teaches music and works across the street from his apartment as a receiver for Nutrition Plus, a local health food store; and plays regularly at the TLC Bistro on Maple Ave in Barrie Ontario;
Oh yes. Ed is also a former United Church minister. But that’s another story
Father of two sons, Simon, who has just returned to the university in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia teaching English after the summer break in Canada; and Stanley, a psychiatric nurse with the Emergency Mobile Unit of the Metro Toronto Police.
Ed was born in Kingston and raised everywhere else – “I’ve moved around so much, it’s hard to answer the simple question: ‘Where are you from?’ As far as I’m concerned,” he says, “Wherever I am, that’s home.”